it's the year of the 1911 :wink:
Very nice pistol. Also check out the Chip McCormick mags; very reliable and affordable, too
Great Choice! I really like the Springfield 1911's, and would love to have one.
I carried it today for a little bit in the Holster that comes with it. I had my J-frame in my pocket because I didn't get to test my hollow points yet.
For starters the stock holster sucks, worst thing ever lol. I have a Serpa on order and am going to get a shell for my MTAC.
But for such a heavy gun I didn't really notice it hanging on my hip. I think this is going to be a great carry gun.
Yeah, those holsters that come with it are awful.
I tend to like holsters with wide belt attachment points for my 1911s, like the UBG Canute for IWB, and the High Noon Skin Guard for OWB.
Beyond that, I second the comment about getting some Wilson 47Ds or Tripp Cobras. Sometimes Brownell's or Midway has the Wilsons on sale for a few bucks less than what Mr. Wilson charges himself.
Now go shoot the heck out of it!
When you get ready to swap the MSH, look at Smith & Alexander. I put one on my Mil-Spec that has a built in magwell. Mine is a straight, checkered MSH and I really like it.
As far as the ILS, I never had a problem with it. I put close to 2000 rounds through it before I switched it out. When I got ready to switch it though, I noticed the ILS had rotated over half way to locking position. I don't know if it would have seized up eventually, but now I don't have to worry about it.
Nice gun. My only Springer is an MC Operator. I totally agree on the GI guide rod on a 5" gun. I also swear by Wilson Roger's magazines. I am about to send mine for checkering then to Birdsong for a black-t finish. I also find that a scabbard similar to the Nichols avenger conceals a full size 1911 better than anything else. I will never carry another firearm thanks to Mr. Browning.
All kinds of SA fans around. I have 2 Loaded's myself. Congratulations on your tax return!
Welcome to the 1911 Club.
They are addictive and I'm sure this won't be your last.:smile: